Established in 1984, Wenzhou Medical University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Wenzhou (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Zhejiang. Officially recognized by the Department of Education of the Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Medical University is a very large (uni Rank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Chinese higher education institution.Wenzhou Medical University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uni Rank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, as well as administrative services.
Inaugurated in 1933 by Mr. Huang Suchu, a renowned industrialist, Wenzhou Medical University has merged and integrated 6 schools in its development and progress. WMU is among the first batch of state-approved Chinese Language and Culture Education Base, designated by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) to accept Chinese Government Scholarship students, and is authorized to accept overseas Chinese students and students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Overseas students applying to study at WZU can apply for Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Institute Scholarship, Zhejiang Provincial Government Scholarship, and Wenzhou University Scholarship for International Students.
Its academic programs cover 9 discipline areas including Literature, Science, Engineering, Law, Education, Economics, History, Management and Art. It offers 46 postgraduate programs and 57 undergraduate programs. The number of full-time faculty and staff is 1,719. It has about 14,000 undergraduates, 1,500 postgraduates, 500 international students, and around 13,000 part-time students annually for continuing education
They have established links and agreements with over 140 international universities, hospitals, and scientific institutions in more than five continents, spanning across collaborations in scholar/student exchange, joint education programme, and joint research. Some of their global partners include The University of Queensland and Monash University in Australia, The University of Alberta in Canada, Burapha University and Chiang Mai University in Thailand, Chonnam National University in Korea and others.
The city of Wenzhou is the economic, cultural and communication centre of southern Zhejiang province. Since the Tang Dynasty, it has been a principal Chinese trading port and is also famed for its commerce, arts and crafts. Many who come to the area visit the Yandang Mountain and the Nanxi River.
WMU offers international students with English-taught programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Those special programs are great opportunities for international students to learn specialty knowledge and in the meantime to get a better understanding of China’s language and cultures. Among all of the international offerings in WMU, Chinese Language, International Business & Trade, International Law, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Software Engineering, Biotechnology, Entrepreneurship Studies (Master of Education) are the most favorite majors to international students.
Application fee 1,000 RMB (Approx. 150 U$D) Non-Refundable after issuance of Admission Letter.
Wenzhou is the third city of Zhejiang Province and one of the economic power houses of the region. Famed for its businessmen and women (and the Wenzhou model of business), Wenzhou is frequently used by Western media as a barometer of the Chinese export economy; among other things, Wenzhou manufactures around 90% of the world’s spectacles and massive quantities of shoes. Wenzhou is not on many China tour itineraries and despite being a Chinese cultural hotpot, it is not the most foreigner friendly of cities (compared with Hangzhou and Ningbo, for example). However, there are plenty of things to do and see should you find yourself with time on your hands in Wenzhou. The city has a resident foreigner community that is below average for the city’s size (100-200) although foreign businessmen often pass through.
Although Mandarin is widely spoken, the local dialect is Wenzhounese and is regarded by Chinese nationals as one of the most difficult dialects in the country, so much so that Wenzhounese speakers were used by the Chinese resistance in World War II to communicate under the nose of the Japanese. Wenzhounese people populate many of the China towns around the globe (where their language is still spoken) and own the leases to many properties in Beijing and even San Francisco.
Wenzhou Airport is east of the city, receiving flights from around China, and because it also supports flights to and from Hong Kong, it is considered international. Wenzhou Airport recently built a new terminal which is much more user friendly and less oppressive for foreigners. Wenzhou Central Train Station serves most cities throughout China, although because of Wenzhou’s mountains, train journeys are sometimes much longer than their bus counterparts.
Wenzhou has many star-grade hotels to provide a comfortable stay. Standing side by side with those up-market lodgings are these street guesthouses and hotel inns which may provide accommodations for really cheap price. There is a hotel to meet your need when you are traveling Wenzhou.
In Wenzhou, the summers are hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy; the winters are cold and mostly clear; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 89°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 94°F.